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Crescent Lake Inn & Suites
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Wolfeboro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 29, 2013

If this place was advertised as a camp - it would be great! But here are some things I would expect in the room of even the most basic hotel/motel:

Windows that can be used to look outside (even when wet)
Heat
Sealed walls
Enough wattage to put on the heat and a hairdryer/curling iron/straightener at the same time
Refrigerator
Iron/Ironing board
(hair) Conditioner
Hairdryer
A properly installed tub

All of the above was lacking at the Lake Motel. We were in town for a wedding, and were "upgraded" to a lake view room. The lake was BEAUTIFUL and if you could overlook the mudslick/hill to it - our room had a great view. Unfortunately the dated jalousie windows, combined with the screen and rain, wouldn't allow us to see anything out the window (and the lake was a ways away).

The room we were in was unheated. Sure, I am sure memorial day can be warm in NH some years, but it was 30 degrees, and there was a space in the wall (to the outside) where the air conditioner was installed. We did have a mini space heater... unfortunately we had to risk burning the whole place down to remain comfortable. I am pretty sure space heaters are not meant to heat rooms overnight, or when people aren't in them... and they were running in many of the rooms in the main hotel.

When I had my space heater plugged in at the same time as my hairdryer (which I brought myself thank goodness) - it blew a fuse for our room. Everything on the room ran with the light switch (including the clock... rendering it useless) - and when we reported the problem - the worker thought that perhaps we hadn't flipped the switch...

No fridge, ironing board, iron, hairdryer were to be found in our "upgraded" room.

A small bottle of shampoo was provided but no conditioner.

The tub was of the Bath Fitter Variety. While it was clean, it was improperly installed - it made it feel like you were showering on a sponge... squishing all around... gave my husband vertigo. Also the floor flooded every time someone showered (I am not sure where the water was coming from). There the molding on the floor of the bathroom was almost completely off (it was hanging on by a little bit) - exposing the wall to the flooding from the tub.

The beds (there were two in our room) - were both uncomfortable and VERY springy. While they had mattress pads and comforters, both were fairly thin (and without the heat... we could have used something more substantial).

With all this said - anyone from the hotel seemed nice enough - just certainly not a place I would choose to travel to again. I visited 3 other rooms. Two across the "parking lot" (swamped, mud hole), and one in the "new building." Like ours they were clean. Unlike ours they did have heat. The old building across the parking lot did have irons & fridges. The other furniture, while clean, was dated.

The new building certainly has newer furniture and includes small kitchenettes. Unfortunately - it seems like some shoddy workmanship/upkeep. The stair landings are plywood. My friends windowsill (with new windows) was COVERED in small bugs. With that said she paid $70 MORE (after talking to the man at the desk... he came down from $90 MORE) - for her room and while heat might have been nice - to pay 70 for it seems unreasonable. Unreal.

Again, this place was fine, passable, but I would not choose it, or choose to return to it. I feel like on the website the accommodations made to seem much more luxurious than was my experience.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stayed here for my sons graduation from Brewster Academy. The Lake Motel was perfect in every way. It's located on a beautiful lake right in the center of picturesque Wolfeboro, NH. My room was clean, and up to to date. The owners were gracious and helpful to this good ole southern boy on his first trip to New England.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Lovely view of the lake - pet friendly - lawn for strolling to a sandy private beach - free kayaks and dock on season - very clean - new bulidings - kitchenette - friendly owners - no pool -but beach - easy walk to town - open year round -
will come again

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

we've stayed here many times and were always happy with accomodations, but they've just added an entire building and it is just lovely! we are very comfortable there knowing that it is kept clean like your own home. propreitors, karen and david are so very helpful and conscientious ...it is very refreshing to experience this nowadays. a beautiful location to swim, boat or just relax and admire the view. there is lots to do in the area also

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

On our trip through New Hampshire, we were lucky enough to stay in The Lake Motel in Wolfboro in the Lake House and it was gorgeous! We had a king bed that was very comfortable and an absolutely beautiful view of the Lake. It was very clean, peaceful and quaint. The owners, David and Karen, were so friendly and helpful. You could really tell they were very invested in their motel and that we enjoyed our stay. There is a restaurant on the corner of their driveway just a short walk away that was very nice. We are making sure this Motel is on our itinerary for our summer vacation. It was definately worth it!

Room Tip: Any room in the Lake House
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank donna a
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

This was actually our second stay here. We had visited Wolfeboro in September 2012, enjoyed it so much we decided to buy our next home there. So we stayed again at The Lake Motel when we came up for closing. They did not disappoint. In fact, they were just getting new furniture (we thought the old stuff was fine) and had a bonfire to get rid of the old.

Now that we're residents, we know where to send our overflow guests.

One note for cell phones: Verizon works best in Wolfeboro, our AT&T was really sketchy.

Room Tip: new section 2nd floor has king beds,1st floor is double queens. Stairs are outside, so be careful i...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

We are from London, England and stayed in the Lake Motel in leaf peeping season 2012. We stayed in the top floor of the two storey new part of the motel. The room was clean, bed was comfortable. It had a kitchenette and is tastefully decorated. We had a large window overlooking the lake with a back door leading straight to the beach and lake 30 feet away. You can see for miles and it is spectacular. We walked up through the town of Wolfeboro & it is very quaint and worth a visit. The owner was friendly and enquired as to where we were from and he suggested we visit The Castle in the Clouds, which we did. He gave us easy to follow directions. We recommend the Lake Motel for any time of the year as it's so picturesque and the owners obviously care about the place.

Room Tip: Ask to be in the new two-storey section. Either floor. All good views of the lake from the back wind...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Crescent Lake Inn & Suites

Address: 282 S Main St, Wolfeboro, NH 03894-4445 (Formerly The Lake Motel)
Location: United States > New Hampshire > Wolfeboro
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Wolfeboro
Price Range: $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lake Motel feature guest rooms situated on expansive lawns overlooking Crescent Lake. Our new Summer House rooms include luxurious a King or 2 Queen size beds with incredible views of the lake all having a mini kitchen. Other rooms at the Lake House include cozy king size bedrooms, some with a fireplace all overlooking the lake. ... more   less 
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The Lake Hotel Wolfeboro
Lake Motel Wolfeboro

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